Celebrating International Women’s Day ’22
4th March 2022
The United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day
Tuesday March 8th – 3.00-4.30pm GMT, online.
The theme for the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.
The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving gender equality in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction, which are some of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century. Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.
This year’s IWD Observance is in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response, and to honor their leadership and contribution towards a sustainable future.
Special guests include climate icon Dr. Jane Goodall, and two women that Time magazine has named among the 15 women who will save the world, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim.
Please note that you may have to sign up in advance for this online event.
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DLR Chamber & WIBA
Tuesday March 8th – 12.30-2.30pm. Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.
DLR Chamber & Women In Business Alliance (WIBA) are delighted to be back, in person, after a two year absence. The WIBA is integral to DLR Chamber and works collaboratively with SMEs and the Corporate client base of the Chamber.
Every year, WIBA celebrates International Women’s Day with a theme based lunch, and this year is #BreakTheBias.
Speakers include: Ade Stack, CEO of Hugh’s House, a Dublin charity which provides free accommodation to families who have critically ill children in city centre children’s and maternity hospitals, Anne Marie Graham founder of Mindset Success Strategies and Lorraine Keane, Broadcaster, Entrepreneur, Mother and Women’s Health Advocate from Co. Dublin.
To complete the line-up Barbara Scully will be Host and Speaker. Barbara is a very well-known journalist and broadcaster, and indeed author.
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An Post has unveiled a new booklet of six stamps celebrating some of Ireland’s leading sportswomen.
The stamps come at a time when the calibre of performance of Irish sportswomen is at a particularly high point, with athletes excelling at international level competition across a range of disciplines. The stamp booklet and First Day Cover envelope are available in all post offices and online at anpost.com/womeninsport in advance of International Women’s Day.
The athletes being honoured on the Irish Women in Sport stamps are:
•Rachael Blackmore, who became the first female top jockey at Cheltenham and the first female Aintree Grand National winner.
•Kellie Harrington and Katie Taylor, both of whom are Olympic boxing gold medallists, and Katie Taylor is a world professional titleholder.
•Ireland Women’s Hockey Team, silver medallists at the 2018 World Cup, who have again qualified for the finals in 2022.
•Ellen Keane for whom winning a gold medal in 2021 capped a memorable 14-year Paralympics journey for the swimmer.
•Sonia O’Sullivan, Ireland’s most successful track and field female athlete, winning 16 major World, European and Olympic medals.
Local Enterprise Offices & Dublin Chamber
Tuesday 8th March – 5.30-9.00pm. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8
The Local Enterprise Offices in Dublin and the Dublin Chamber will hold a major International Women’s Day 2022 celebration on 8th March, which will bring over 250 of Ireland’s most successful business leaders and female entrepreneurs together for an evening of networking and learning. The Keynote speaker is Anne Sheehan, General Manager, Microsoft Ireland and there is a panel of entrepreneurs consisting of Emma Finn, Founder, Bees on the Roof, Yinka Martin, Founder and CEO, HairWeavon Wigs & Hair and Dobrawa Brach, Managing Director, Arran Street East.
Ruth Scott of 2FM will be the MC for the night. The talks will be followed by networking over wine and finger food.
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European Commission Representation in Ireland
Tuesday 8th March – 12.30-13.30, Webinar
To celebrate International Women’s Day, a webinar co-organised with the European Commission Representation in Ireland will take place with the theme: ‘Women on Boards – Time to level up’. MEP Frances Fitzgerald, Aongus Hegarty (President, International Markets, Dell Technologies & Co-Chair of the Balance for Better Business Review Group), Margaret E. Ward (CEO, Clear Ink Ltd) and Barbara Nolan (Head of the European Commission Representation) will participate. The event will be moderated by Sarah Collins, from the Irish Independent.
Having both women and men represented at the top table is crucial to successful leadership. Today, there are still far too few women in senior positions including on boards. This event will discuss the importance of equality and inclusion in the boardroom and the need to push the agenda for greater gender balance in Ireland and at EU level – it’s time to level up!
During this live online event, participants can submit their questions via the chat function. You can engage on social media using #EU4Women & #IWD2022.
To register for this event, which takes place on the Zoom Platform, visit here>>